Gnome Applications Menu

Nicholas H.Tollervey ntoll at
Sat Mar 12 16:07:14 UTC 2005

Hi all,

I seem to remember that in previous versions of Gnome (1.*) it was 
possible to organise where applications were in the "Applications" menu 
(synonymous with "Start" in the Windows world). Furthermore, it was 
possible to add and delete entries. Is this still possible?

My reason for asking is that ScITE appears twice (under "programming" 
and "other") and circus-linux doesn't appear at all (much to the chagrin 
of my daughter). This happens for other applications too. Now, Debian 
get around this by having a "Debian" entry in the menu with all items 
appearing under their associated apt software group (or something like 

I can see why Ubuntu/Gnome organises the menu for you (standard based, 
familiarity etc etc) but what happens if its knackered (as in my case)? 
How might I fix it?

Thoughts, comments and suggestions greatly appreciated!



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